Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association


Webinar: Direct Reading and Sensor Technologies

Oct 1, 2020

NIOSH documentation and improvementSMACNA and SMOHIT are encouraging their members to tune in to the Industrial Safety and Hygiene News (ISHN) important webinar next Wednesday, October 7, during which host Dr. John E. Snawder, Ph.D., a research toxicologist with NIOSH, will discuss current NIOSH research and developments on the use of direct reading instruments for occupational health and safety. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A after the presentation.

Webinar Details

Date: October 7, 2020

Time: 2:00–3:00 p.m. ET

Register here.


  1. Summarize NIOSH research on direct reading instruments.

  2. Define the need and identify how direct reading technologies can improve safety and health outcomes.

  3. Recognize the strengths and limitations when real-time instruments are used and how to apply that knowledge to improve worker health and safety.

  4. Describe current and future wearable technologies.

Unable to attend the live webinar? Register in advance and ISHN will send you the recorded event to watch at your convenience.


The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Center for Direct Reading and Sensor Technologies (NCDRST) was established in 2014 to coordinate research and to develop recommendations on the use of 21st century technologies in occupational safety and health. The CDRST intends to advance the development, validation, and application of these technologies to occupational environments.

The CDRST has an initiative called “Right Sensors, Used Right.” The initiative aims to investigate, disseminate, and provide guidance for the selection and use of direct-reading and sensor technologies for workplace health and safety. The objective is to promote the competent development, adoption, and interpretation of real-time monitors